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Blotched Emerald
Comibaena bajularia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1667 / 70.300

Recent Suffolk status: Common, especially in the South and East.

Description: Unmistakable, similar in colour to other Emeralds but with pale "blotches".

Life history: Fairly common across its range with a preference for older woodland where Oak occurs.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/07/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
03/07/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
02/07/2023125TM27 - Fressingfield/Stradbroke
29/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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